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Gay Men's Book Club Reading, Cardiff

15 December 2014

Reading by novelist Patrick Gale. 7.30 pm. (2 hours of workshop / reading / discussion, 1+ hour in the bar chatting to members). Event open to the general public. Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Contact: Gwyn Williams, / www.gaymensbookclubcardiff.co.ukSupported by Literature Wales.



Idler Academy

The Idler Academy

At the Idler Academy they run courses for a global community of creatives and free spirits. They teach philosophy, calligraphy, English grammar, ukulele, public speaking, singing, drawing, astronomy, martial arts, classical music, handwriting, business and more. They also run a programme of talks, supper clubs and parties. And they sell books.

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The Bookshop Band

The Bookshop Band UK Tour

The Bookshop Band are in Bradford-on-Avon on 26 February

The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books and are bringing their uniquely-inspired and accomplished songs to bookshops throughout the UK. Since their first event in September 2010, the band has written over 70 songs inspired by 39 books from Andrew Miller?s ?Pure? (2011 Costa Novel of the Year) to Rachel Joyce?s debut hit ?The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry?. They have recorded extensively, releasing four albums in their first year, with a further four due for release in late 2013. Following on from successful tours to Paris and Ireland already this year, The Bookshop band will be touring mainland UK this summer, playing over 30 dates in bookshops, literary festivals, music festivals and concert venues, including The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Foyles, Glastonbury Festival and the Edinburgh Book Festival.

Listen to The Bookshop Band here: http://thebookshopband.bandcamp.com/
For more information about The Bookshop Band and to find their tour dates, visit www.thebookshopband.co.uk



Readathon is an ongoing initiative through which children undertake to read books, or do other literacy-based activities, in return for pledges of money from family and friends.
Participating groups are provided with sponsor forms, display materials and a teachers' guide, containing instructions, ideas and suggested activities. www.readathon.org


Spellathon is Mencap's national sponsored spelling challenge. It is open to children in mainstream and special schools, up to the age of 13 (key stage 3). Oxford University Press provides spelling lists linked to the National Curriculum and the Primary Framework for literacy. Funds raised will help the charity support people with a learning disability and the top fundraising school will receive a celebrity visit.


The Word

Literature events at Brightons award winning Jubilee Library. All events will be in the Jubilee Library unless otherwise stated.
Tickets available from the Booklover Store in the Jubilee Library or telephone 01273 294071


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